Kvyat Tops FP2 For Red Bull In Singapore
Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Daniil Kvyat set blistering pace in the second free practice session at the Marina Bay circuit ahead of Sunday’s Singapore night race as the Russian set a fastest time of 1m 46.142s ending the session just 0.039s ahead of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen.
The Iceman did a fantastic job in the session and finished the session just ahead of the second Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo showing that the Milton Keynes based outfit are a force to be reckoned with this weekend.
Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton was the fastest Mercedes car ending the day in fourth 0.337s behind Daniil Kvyat with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel ending up in 5th place. Sahara Force India Formula One Team’s Sergio ‘Checco’ Perez did a fantastic job for the Silverstone based outfit as the Mexican ended the day in sixth place.
After topping the times in Free Practice One, Nico Rosberg ended the session in seventh place just ahead of McLaren Honda’s Fernando Alonso who did a fantastic job ending the session in 8th place 0.817s behind Kvyat.
Nico Hulkenberg in the second Force India ended the session in ninth place just ahead of Max Verstappen who rounded out the top ten for Toro Rosso.
Felipe Massa had a better second session for the Williams Martini Racing Team as the Brazilian ended the session in eleventh place 1.542s behind the leading Red Bull. Felipe Nasr was 12th fastest in the heavily revised Sauber C34 with his team mate Marcus Ericsson right behind the Brazilian in 13th place.
McLaren Honda’s Jenson Button ended the session in 14th place just ahead of Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz.
Romain Grosjean was 16th fastest for the Lotus F1 Team just ahead of Valtteri Bottas’ Williams with Pastor Maldonado in the second Lotus in 18th place.
The Manor F1 Team did a superb job to repair Alexander Rossi’s car following the Californian’s crash in Free Practice two as he was able to get out on track and finished the session in 19th place. Will Stevens in the second Manor F1 Team brought out the red flag early on in the session following an accident.